When I get back to the boat on Friday's, the AC intake filter is completely clogged due to some kind of algae growth (very nasty smelling too). I can clean that out easily enough but I am noticing the flow is still a little restricted so I'm thinking the growth is also occurring in the hoses between the filter and overboard
discharge. I run it all weekend and see some limited improvement, I assume it's washing
the growth out slowly.
Any ideas on how to clear that more quickly? I thought about a little chlorine or bromine but that seems like something that could hurt as much as it helps. I talked to the guy at west Marine
and bromine was on his list of things to try but he gave a strong recommendation for using Polident
, the denture cleanser. That looks like a pretty weak acid and antibacterial so it might be a gentle solution to the issue. Anyone else ever heard of or tried that?